OverviewBiguanides (Metformin) tell the liver to decrease its production of glucose, which lowers glucose levels in the bloodstream.
Update Date 6/28/2011
Updated by: Ari S. Eckman, MD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.